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General Assembly of Rhode Island State of Rhode-Island, and Providence-Plantations. In General Assembly, October Session, 1788.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03610 Author/Creator: General Assembly of Rhode Island Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Broadside Date: October 1788 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 44 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: This document is a copy of a proposed amendment to the proposed Constitution that was distributed to town-clerks throughout Rhode Island to provide information about what progress was being made towards ratification. This particular broadside contains an amendment proposed by the General Assembly of New York. The document was printed in Providence, Rhode Island by Bennett Wheeler and is docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawRatificationUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentBill of Rights

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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